1 killed in accident involving motorized wheelchair

Posted at 10:32 PM, Mar 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-06 13:09:10-05

UPDATE Monday 3/6: The victim in this crash has been identified as 61-year-old Denice J. Fells, police say.

A 23-year-old man and 30-year-old man, both from Milwaukee, remain in custody. Decisions on possible criminal charges will be made in the coming days.



The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s office confirms one person has died after a traffic accident involving a motorized wheelchair. It happened at 17th and Vliet around 7:00 p.m. Saturday.

Milwaukee Police have not released any information about the wreck. According to crews on the scene, the accident involved two vehicles and a motorized wheelchair.

The aftermath showed only one of the cars remained on the roadway. That sedan had damage to both the driver and passenger sides. A van carrying ladders ended up on the sidewalk, just missing a bus stop shelter. Debris from what appeared to be a motorized wheelchair covered the sidewalk between the car and van. Some neighbors who live near this intersection said they heard a loud boom and rushed out.

"When I came outside and looked I seen a bunch of cars tumbled up and whatnot but I didn't know it was that fatal," said Sylvester Turner.  "That's just real tragic, I have feelings for it and it could have been one of mine."

TODAY’S TMJ4 crews on scene saw police interviewing people inside a county bus that had been parked at the scene during the accident.

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